Less Parking Needed In Silicon Valley TODs
The report, authored by Prof. Eduardo C. Serafin, PE, AICP, and planner Justin Meek, concludes:
"Our research has shown that the surveyed TOD residential sites near
rail stations in Santa Clara County are over-parked. On average, only about 1.3 spaces are needed per unit in a residential TOD in Santa Clara County, compared to an existing average parking supply of 1.7 for the survey sites."
On average, 74% of the parking spaces in the lots surveyed were utilized. The projects were single-use residential developments, except one that had a small incidental retail component. The majority of the properties were multi-family rental housing, but some were for-sale units.
One of the purposes of the study was to compare the findings of TODs specific to more suburban Santa Clara County with a 2009 study by UC Berkeley Professor Robert Cervero who surveyed TODs in the East Bay of the Bay Area and Portland, OR.
Thanks to Shiloh Ballard